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Fall 2015-2016
* CLA 219 / HIS 219 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Roman Empire, 31 B.C. to A.D. 337

Brent D. Shaw

To study the Roman Empire at its height; to trace the transformation of government from a republican oligarchy to monarchy; to study the changes wrought by multiculturalism on the old unitary society; to trace the rise of Christianity from persecution to dominance; and to assess Rome's contributions in historical context.

Sample reading list:
David Potter, Ancient Rome: A New History
Chris Scarre, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome
Paul Veyne, The Roman Empire

Reading/Writing assignments:
100 pages of reading per week. There will be one 1-hour midterm examination, and one 3-hour final examination.There will be brief precept quizzes. Attendance and participation in the precepts are essential.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 35%
Quizzes - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
No knowledge of Greek or Latin necessary. Auditors are welcome..

Reserved Seats:
Freshmen Only 15

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20797 L01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm M W   McCosh Hall   28   Enrolled:62 Limit:110
23906 P01 9:00 am - 9:50 am Th   McCosh Hall   26   Enrolled:14 Limit:13 Closed
23907 P02 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   McCosh Hall   26   Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed
23908 P03 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th   East Pyne Building   161   Enrolled:14 Limit:13 Closed
23909 P04 10:00 am - 10:50 am F   McCosh Hall   24   Enrolled:9 Limit:13
23910 P05 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   McCosh Hall   24   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
20798 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled